Former Port Covington Walmart Receives Cosmetic Upgrades

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The former Port Covington Walmart, which closed in January and which was once part of the now defunct Port Covington Shopping Center, has a fresh new look. The building, now owned by Under Armour along with the rest of the former shopping center, was recently painted black with red awnings. A new fence surrounding the building was also installed.

Although the outside has been updated, the building will remain empty for the time being.

Under Armour issued the following statement to SouthBMore.com: “Under Armour has made cosmetic upgrades to the building and site for the purposes of security and aesthetics. No temporary use for the former Walmart building has been determined at this time.”

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The overall 50-acre site will become a campus and global world headquarter for Under Armour. It will include 4 million sq. ft. of campus buildings, 5,000 parking spaces, and room for up to 10,000 employees. Under Armour recently converted the former Sam’s Club into a new 170,000 sq. ft. office building, called Building 37, and amenity space. The company has plans for four additional stages of development as it transitions from Locust Point to Port Covington. The next phase will begin next year.

Under Amour’s Master Plan includes the future demolition of the Walmart building to make room for office buildings and a sports stadium. The field will have a football, soccer, and lacrosse alignment with a surrounding running track. Under Armour originally planned for the stadium to have a capacity of 5,000, but noted that it keeps growing and could go up to 12,000 (for comparison, Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium has a capacity of 11,198). The stadium will be open to the public during certain events.

Along with the new stadium, Under Armour has plans for a public waterfront promenade, which includes additional fishing piers, a lake, and a future renovation of Ferry Bar Park. Under Armour is also planning a field house, similar to an athletic complex at many universities. It will feature an indoor practice facility as well as basketball courts and training equipment. Local community athletic groups will be invited to use this space for workouts and events.

Under Armour’s new campus is part of Sagamore Development’s 260-acre master plan for Port Covington.

Renderings courtesy of Under Armour

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